Law giants offering public cut price access to legal advice
One of the East Midlands leading law firms is inviting the public to have a face to face meeting with specialists for a fraction of normal legal costs.
Kathryn Hicklin, of QualitySolicitors Mander Cruickshank said the firm believes the initiative will help give clarity to people who have legal problems they wish to address, but don’t know how.
“Under our Ask the Legal Expert scheme, we are offering up to 45 minutes of advice for a fixed price of just £99,” said Ms Hicklin, whose firm covers many areas of law including family, Wills and probate, and conveyancing.
“This meeting will be with a specialist lawyer who will apply their in-depth knowledge and experience to people’s issues thereby giving peace of mind,” she added.
“You can find out what has happened in cases similar to yours thereby giving you an opportunity to weigh up what action to take next,” she added. “Also there is no obligation to take matters further.”
Ms Hicklin said QualitySolicitors Mander Cruickshank are keen to point out that they will make sure the advice is understood.
“There are many members of the public worried that lawyers speak in jargon, and in some cases this is true, but we have prided ourselves in speaking in plain English, which is probably one of the reasons why we have been here almost a century,” added Ms Hicklin, whose firm have offices in both Coalville and Hinckley.
She said that for £99 the person booking the meeting could decide how best to use the time, whether it be asking questions, helping draft a letter or completing a legal form.
“Considering most legal firms charge up to £250 an hour for a meeting like this it means many members of the public can be priced out, but we hope this initiative will solve many problems, which are currently affecting those in our region,” she said.
Anyone wishing to learn more about Ask the Legal Expert or any other legal matters should contact QualitySolicitors Mander Cruickshank on 01530 510666.